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Fishergate Postern Tower, Piccadilly, York, North Yorkshire
Volunteer guides will show you around the 500 year old tower, where the Postern Gatekeeper lived with his family. Visitors can climb the narrow spiral staircase to see the rooms on three floors with a garderobe, mullioned windows, timber roof, battlements, look-out tower and mason's marks. Children take great delight in climbing the stairs and exploring the tower - it's safe, but care is needed and adults must take responsibility for children.
Access Information: Access for all to the ground floor. Access to upper floors is via a spiral staircase and is not suitable for anyone with mobility limitations or fear of confined spaces.
Additional Information: Fishergate Postern Tower is opened on occasions by the Friends of York Walls. Information on York's walls is available on their website.
Directions: Fishergate Postern Tower is at the junction of Piccadilly and Fishergate, on the south side of the city centre.
Treasurer's House, Minster Yard, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7JL
Visit one of York's hidden gems. Home to Frank Green, a fascinating wealthy industrialist who owned the house from 1897-1930. Find out why the furniture hasn't moved since... Discover stories of Royal visits, Roman ghosts and 2000 years of history. Relax in the free to enter garden, enjoy lunch in the historic setting of the Below stairs cafe. Free children's trail available.
Access Information: Ramp access to reception only in house, full wheelchair access in garden.
Directions: Located in the heart of York, just behind York Minster.
Red Tower, Foss Islands Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 4BH
Red Tower was built in 1492 to guard the point where the city walls ended and defence was provided by the flooded river Foss, known as the Kings Fishpond. The tower was badly damaged in the Siege of York in 1644 and was largely reconstructed in 1857, when the tiled roof was added. Inside, there is one ground floor room, with another room above.
Access Information: Access is mainly to the ground floor room, but visitors will be able to look through a hole in the first floor and see part of the upper room and roof.
Additional Information: More information may be found on the Friends of York Walls website.
Directions: Opposite Quickfit and Waitrose in Foss Islands Road, on the east side of the city centre